Visnick & Caulfield (VC) recently completed the new office space at 177 Huntington Avenue for Kensington Capital Holdings (KCH). The 177 Huntington Avenue Building, which was originally designed by I. M. Pei & Partners, has recently gone through a transformative revitalization lead by Beacon Capital Partners.
The interior was designed to create a modern space that complements the personality of the original building. The completed 8,500 RSF office incorporates collaborative areas with traditional work spaces while creatively designing an innovative lighting solution that fits into the existing concrete structure.
From the moment you step off the elevator you are confronted with a unique experience of an open 360-degree wrap around wood portal. The absence of a traditional reception area is replaced by a simple greeting counter and the company’s signage is illuminated through Luminoso panels. A mini wood portal at the end of the space was created to tie both sides of the building together and a custom black wood boomerang sculpture separates the entry from the work environment. The sculpted wall, while it twists and turns, plunges down to become a bar counter and returns back onto itself again.
Being able to provide even lighting throughout the space without giving attention to any specific light source was achieved by placing LED light strips on each side of the floating fabric wrapped panels of the existing concrete waffle ceiling.
With all of the extensive details and attention paid to finishing touches, KCH has a well-sculpted space that meets their needs but has a forward thinking sustainable design concept.
Written by Joanna Frechette, Marketing Manager